Story Time returns on Tuesdays at 11 AM & 4 PM on March 19th. It will run through May 21, 2024.

In April 2023, Oak Grove UMC launched a new program for children: Story Time at Ethridge Inclusive Playground. For four Tuesdays, senior adult volunteers read stories at 11 AM and 4 PM. Though all children are welcome to either time, the 11 AM time is aimed at children PreK and under. The 4 PM time is aimed at children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade. We will read 2-3 books at each Story Time for about 20 minutes each time. Books feature illustrations of characters using power chairs, wheel chairs, forearm crutches, and white canes. Story Time is free of charge. 

Who is invited to Story Time?

You! Everyone who would like to attend is welcome. Your children are free to join in the whole time or part of the time. We know that little ones’ attention spans are always changing and growing. Your child is free to join in late or leave early.

Check out our readers:

Patty Chmiel, a former 1st grade teacher who can’t wait to share in Story Time.

Bonnie Hoyt, an Oak Grove librarian looking forward to reading to you.

Cindy Naglee, a retired preschool teacher who is looking forward to Story Time.

Virginia Sowell, an OGUMC staff member who loves serving the community.

Joy Trotti, formerly in Social Services with F.O.C.U.S. (Families of Children Under Stress), who is excited to share this time with you.

Gwen Wilkinson, a former elementary school volunteer who has missed helping out in the schools due to the pandemic.

In the event of inclement weather, Story Time will be cancelled for the day. Contact Director of Children’s Ministry, Elizabeth Loughran for more information at ELoughran@ogumc.org .

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